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MPA's for the country Mexico
MPA Site Name  Designation * international Designation 
Status 
 
Date 
Designated 
Total Area 
(km2
Alto Golfo de California Biosphere Reserve
UNESCO-MAB*
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1993 16,493
Alto Golfo de California y Delta del Rio Colorado Biosphere Reserve
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1993 9,364
Archipielago de Revillagigedo Biosphere Reserve
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1994 6,367
Arrecife Alacranes National Park
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1994 3,338
Arrecife de Puerto Morelos National Park
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1998 90.67
Arrecifes de Cozumel National Park
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1996 119.9
Arrecifes de Sian Ka'An Biosphere Reserve
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1998 349.3
Arrecifes de Xcalak National Park
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

2000 179.5
Bahía de Loreto National Park
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1996 2,066
Banco Chinchorro Biosphere Reserve
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1996 1,444
Cabo Pulmo National Park
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1995 71.11
Cabo San Lucas Flora and Fauna Protection Area
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1973 39.96
Complejo Lagunar Ojo de Liebre Biosphere Reserve
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1972 603.4
Costa Occidental de Isla Mujeres, Punta Cancun y Punta Nizuc National Park
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1996 86.73
Dzilam (reserva estatal) state reserve Wetland of International Importance
Ramsar Convention*
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

2000 617.1
El Veladero National Park
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1980 36.17
El Vizcaino Biosphere Reserve
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1988 25,468
El Vizcaíno Biosphere Reserve
UNESCO-MAB*
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1993 25,468
Huatulco National Park
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1998 118.9
Humedales del Delta del Río Colorado Wetland of International Importance
Ramsar Convention*
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1996 2,500
I. Chamela (Isla San Agustin) Sanctuary
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

2002 0.840
Isla Contoy National Park
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1998 51.26
Isla Isabel National Park
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1980 1.940
Isla San Pedro Martir Biosphere Reserve
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

2002 301.7
Islas del Golfo de California Biosphere Reserve
UNESCO-MAB*
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1995 3,604
Islas Marias Biosphere Reserve
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

2000 6,413
La Encrucijada Biosphere Reserve
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1995 1,449
Laguna de Términos Flora and Fauna Protection Area
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1994 7,061
Los Petenes Biosphere Reserve
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1999 2,829
Marismas Nacionales Wetland of International Importance
Ramsar Convention*
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1995 2,000
Pantanos de Centla Biosphere Reserve
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1992 3,027
Pantanos de Centla Wetland of International Importance
Ramsar Convention*
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1995 3,027
Reserva de la Biósfera La Encrucijada Wetland of International Importance
Ramsar Convention*
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1996 1,449
Ría Celestún Biosphere Reserve
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

2000 814.8
Ria Lagartos Biosphere Reserve
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1999 603.5
Ría Lagartos Wetland of International Importance
Ramsar Convention*
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1986 603.5
Sian Ka'An Biosphere Reserve
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1986 5,281
Sian Ka'an World Heritage Site
World Heritage Convention*
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1987 5,280
Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve
UNESCO-MAB*
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1986 5,281
Sistema Arrecifal Veracruzano National Park
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1992 522.4
Tulum National Park
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1981 6.640
Whale Sanctuary of El Vizcaino World Heritage Site
World Heritage Convention*
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1993 3,710
Yum Balam Flora and Fauna Protection Area
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1994 1,541







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